Date: 4 Sep 2004 17:20:54 -0700
From: (Oliver)
Subject: 99 9-5 Too Hot!

My daughters 99 9-5 lost the plug in the radiator along with all the antifreeze. The car got very hot before she found a place to pull over. Now that the plug has been replaced, it is hard to start and does not have much power. This is my first experience with a Saab so I don't know what to expect. Is this a known failure, losing the radiator plug? What normally happens in this case, blown head gaskets? warped heads? de-tensioned rings? I need to decide whether to look for a replacement engine right away, or have the engine tore down to inspect for damages. Any insight would be appreciated.

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